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A Stroll Around Claydon House & A New Watch

Asides from being Mummy to my two little boys, there's nothing I love quite like spending an hour or so wandering around old historic buildings. I'm really interested in history, especially royal history and I could spend hours learning about my favourite era - the Tudor era. 

I don't know what it is, but grand old buildings just fascinate me, I can't help but think of all of the history that has happened inside the walls and of all people that would have visited or lived in such buildings. I recently visited Hampton Court Palace and it was amazing, it had been on my list of places to visit for a while and it didn't disappoint. 

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The Sibling Project - The Boys in August | 2017

Before I started writing this I was just looking back through old siblings posts and two things sprang to mind.. 1. How very glad I am to have always taken part in this link-up since Logan was born because I absolutely love being able to look back through my old posts to see how much they've both grown and changed. And 2. I realised how since the beginning they've always been quite close and have shared a very special bond. 

It's amazing to look back and see from the first month the love that these two were always going to share as brothers.. from the first moment when Ethan saw Logan, to all the smiles and the giggles and the looks between them. I'm starting to really understand how close sibling bonds are and my monthly captures and the posts that document them are helping me to see it even more. 

An Easier Way To Find New Beauty Products You'll Love - The Personalised Glamlin Beauty Service

If you are a bit like me in that you wear make-up, you like your hair to look (semi) OK, but you're not hugely knowledgeable about beauty and what the current top products are then this post is probably for you!

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The other day I was contacted by a brand who are new to the UK - a beauty service called Glamlin who offer a personalised beauty shopping experience service that has been really popular over in Finland and who now want to make a mark in the UK. They asked me if I'd like to try out their service and after a quick browse of their website I quickly realised that what they offer is probably something that as a busy Mum, I've been after for a little while!

How I Made The Most Out Of The Room Sizes In Our Home

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When it came to redecorating our bedrooms last year, I knew we had to make careful decisions with the decor that we chose and the accessories and furniture that we used. Our house is a nice size for us, but it isn't large and there's not a great deal of storage so we really wanted to make the best use of the space that we had.

Adam and I are big fans of the minimal modern sort of look, though it's not a decor look that is always possible with young children. So with that in mind, we decided to try and make our rooms appear as big as we possibly could. We decided to repaint each of the rooms an off-white colour and pull up the carpets and replace them with a light laminate. We felt by doing that, that the rooms all felt more unified looking in from our landing and that the off-white paint and light grey flooring made the rooms feel far more open than they had previously. We personally generally find that with smaller rooms, the darker they are, the smaller they seem.

Things that Make me Feel Better when I'm Being Too Hard on Myself

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It doesn't matter how happy your life is, we pretty much all have a tendency to occasionally be a bit hard on ourselves. Be it through a lack of self-esteem or confidence or be it through things like self-comparison or anxiety.

Whenever I feel bad about myself or if I'm having a tough day in general, I know that it can be hard for me to see things straight and to have the right perspective. I can sometimes let something that is in fact pretty small affect me and then I'll go on to let even smaller things get to me even more than they normally would and then those things together will start to spiral and ultimately create something in my mind that seems much bigger and worse than it actually usually is.

And the mind is a powerful old place, the most powerful. And I've realised over that years that perspective is everything - how we look at things changes how we handle them and how we handle things can change our lives. I have a quote that reads, "Change your thoughts and you'll change your world' hanging up in our office and I truly believe in it (though it doesn't always mean that I am winning when it comes to my handling my own thoughts .. sadly!).

Giveaway! WIN a Cosatto Supa Stroller or a Cosatto Hug Isofix Car Seat!

Today I am really excited to be teaming up with the lovely people over at Cosatto for a giveaway here on my blog for one of my lucky readers to win either a Cosatto Supa Stroller or a Cosatto Hug Isofix Car Seat! We actually have both the Supa stroller and the Hug Isofix car seat ourselves and both are fantastic, so I'm thrilled to be giving someone the chance to win a brand new stroller or car seat for their own little one. 

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10 Ways To Keep On Top Of The Housework

Keeping on top of the housework whilst also working to earn money and raising a young family can often feel like a bit of a juggle, especially when you feel like as soon as you tidy one room it almost instantly gets turned back upside down by your ever helpful kids. ;)

Here are ten things that I do to help me feel like I am (sort of) keeping on top of my own housework..

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